Orthopaedic Dictionary

Orthopaedic Dictionary

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A master surgeon and scholar have created the first true reference for the increasingly complex field of orthopaedic surgery arranged in easy-to-find, item-by-item alphabetical sequence. Every term--anatomic, surgical, instrumental, eponymic--used in contemporary orthopaedics is defined from the surgeon's point of view. Over 1, 000 explanatory line drawings clarify the terms. An excellent preparatory tool for residents who must define terms as part of the AAOS fellowship exam.... Cast (plasa#39;ter/kast) (n.) An immobilizing, circumferential bandage made from plaster-of-Paris. See related Cast. Plaster Knives ... Used to make casts and splints for immobilization; a gauze bandage is stiffened with starch or dextrose and then is impregnated with this powder. ... It is used when the elbow is to remain flexed or when the hand is unable to grasp a handle in the usual manner. Synonym:anbsp;...

Title:Orthopaedic Dictionary
Author:Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 1994


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